The Artist's House And His Works - Sir Alfred Munnings

1971 , Dedham (Essex)

Anglia TV news footage of Sir Alfred Munnings' house in Dedham, Essex showing his sculptures and paintings, as well as his artist's materials.

Castle House in Dedham, Essex, once the home of the artist Sir Alfred Munnings is now a museum open to the public. Ken Hayes introduces a news piece for Anglia Television and visuals show inside Castle House, bought by Munnings in 1920 and used, along with the adjoining studio as Munnings’ place of work until his death in 1959. Lady Munnings (Sir Alfred’s second wife, Violet) was determined that, when her husband passed on, Castle House should be a memorial to her late husband. Inside the home are the artist’s many materials, and his sculptures and paintings – many of which depict horses. Works include a large painting in the hallway over the stairs of Lady Violet Munnings riding a grey horse, and a painting titled “Does the subject matter” depicting a work by Picasso. Lady Violet’s Pekingese dog, Black Knight, now taxidermied, sits in a case above another painting of the same dog. Ken Hayes interviews the Chairman of the Trustees.

Keywords

Art; Artists; painters; Romanticism; museums; taxidermy.

Background Information

Alfred Munnings, born 1878 in Mendham, Suffolk was known for painting rural scenes in a traditional style, was an outspoken critic of Modernism, and unofficially given the title ‘the artist who hated Picasso’. Munnings died in 1959, and Castle House was opened as the Munnings Art Museum in the early 1960s.

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The Artist's House And His Works - Sir Alfred Munnings

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